THE SNOW RODEO SLOPESTYLE POSTPONED TO 2025
THE SNOW RODEO FIS HALFPIPE WORLD CUP TO GO AHEAD AS PLANNED FEBRUARY 9-10, 2024 AT WINSPORT’S CANADA OLYMPIC PARK, CALGARY, ALBERTA.
THE SNOW RODEO SLOPESTYLE IS POSTPONED UNTIL 2025.
JANUARY 12, 2024. Despite an abnormally slow start to the winter across much of the country, Canada Snowboard is proud to announce that the Snow Rodeo FIS Halfpipe World Cup is confirmed to make its return to Winsport, Calgary. However, due to unprecedented warm weather patterns and limited snowpack, the Snow Rodeo Slopestyle will not be able to take place 2024. The Snow Rodeo Halfpipe World Cup will feature a slight adjustment to schedule with the qualification round and finals taking place across the 9th and 10th February respectively.
As a result of significant weather difficulties, there has been an inability to produce the volume of snow necessary to build both World Cup courses in the required time. Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park has elected to build and maintain the 22ft Olympic level halfpipe for the remainder of the season to keep the halfpipe pathway alive in Canada. The resort will have sufficient snow to build their smaller West Line public park so despite the slow start to the winter the clubs and riders in Calgary will have both a park and a pipe to ride.
This challenging and unique situation also impacts the NorAm Slopestyle and Big Air that were scheduled to run directly after the World Cup Slopestyle. Alternate local options for hosting a Slopestyle NorAm were considered, however the decision has been made to cancel this portion of the NorAm tour. The Halfpipe NorAm will run as planned. Below is the updated 2024 National Championship schedule:
Halfpipe - Winsport, February 20
Slopestyle - Stoneham, April 3
Big Air - Stoneham, April 4
Despite best planning efforts from all stakeholders, the World Cup Slopestyle component of the Snow Rodeo, scheduled for February 2024 will be now pushed into the 2025 FIS World Cup Calendar. Collectively, Winsport and Canada Snowboard are all in with our approach to building the world class half pipe that the Snow Rodeo World Cup is known for and will continue to work tirelessly together to build a successful future for World Cup hosting in 2024 and beyond.
"We are thankful that despite the slow start to the winter, Canada’s only 22ft World Cup standard halfpipe will be up and running shortly. The Snow Rodeo halfpipe World Cup is an essential event for the FIS World Snowboarding Tour to maintain its position as the most viewed Olympic on snow discipline. Halfpipe is so incredible to watch and to be able to see the best in the world battle it out in Calgary is one of the highlights of my year. It is never easy to see a World Cup discipline postponed or canceled due to snow conditions but that is a part of winter sports we have to work with unfortunately. Thanks to all of our partners for their help and understanding."
- Dustin Heise, CEO, Canada Snowboard
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